J Mascis

Watch J Mascis join Negative Approach at their Vermont show

Negative Approach are currently on tour with Circle Jerks and 7Seconds and they played Burlington, VT's Higher Ground on Sunday (7/17). Longtime friend of the band J Mascis was in the neighborhood and joined Negative Approach (as he's done in the past) during their set, guest shredding on "Can’t Tell No One," "Ready To Fight," "Genocide," and "Nothing." To quote NA's John Brannon, "it was loud!" You can watch video "Can't Tell No One" below.
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SASAMI shares alternate version of “Tried To Understand” featuring J Mascis

"Tried To Understand," a cut from SASAMI's excellent album Squeeze, was an acoustic-driven rock song with a pleasant propulsion masking its tragic tale of self-destruction. As SASAMI wraps up a tour with Mitski and starts a new one with HAIM, she's sharing a previously unheard version of "Tried To Understand" with Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis and Ty Segall on drums.
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SASAMI Shares New Version Of “Tried To Understand” With J Mascis

Back in February, SASAMI released her new album Squeeze. We were big fans of it here, naming it Album Of The Week as well as ranking it amongst the best albums of 2022 so far. In a couple days, SASAMI is going to hit the road with HAIM. But first, she’s back with a surprise post-script from Squeeze.
The Spokesman-Review

Guitar hero: Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis talks Kurt Cobain, Phil Spector, Lou Reed – and two reality-TV shows he watches

Much has changed in a generation for indie rock bands. Recording artists like Dinosaur Jr., Camper Van Beethoven and Sebadoh were performing to half-filled clubs during the late 1980s. Nowadays, these three acts are packing theaters. Dinosaur Jr., which headlines Monday night at Knitting Factory, has been selling out 2,000-capacity theaters during its current tour, which supports the band’s latest album, “Sweep It Into Space.”

Particle Kid Teams Up with J Mascis and Sunny War on New Track “Someone Else’s Dream”

Micah Nelson’s Particle Kid project has returned in a big way today with news of a massive new album, its first single, and an upcoming tour alongside The Flaming Lips to commemorate the record’s April 22 release date. The 26-track TIME CAPSULE features high-caliber collaborations with the likes of My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Nelson’s father Willie Nelson, Sean Ono Lennon, Margo Price and Jeremy Ivey, and a handful of others, while the track he’s revealing today entitled “Someone Else’s Dream” features additional guitar by Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and backing vocals from Sunny War.
Guitar World Magazine

J Mascis and Kim Gordon team up for two-track single, Abstract Blues

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon have teamed up for a new two-track single, Abstract Blues. Comprising a title track – the upbeat, lead guitar-heavy Abstract Blues – and the chaotic, distortion-laden Slow Boy, the short-player sees the pair of eminent guitar icons put together their decades of combined riff-writing experience for a six-minute masterclass in alt-rock. Check out the two tracks below.

Kim Gordon and J Mascis share two songs ‘Abstract Blues’ and ‘Slow Boy’

Kim Gordon and J Mascis have shared two collaborative tracks as part of the Sub Pop Singles Club, the seminal indie label’s subscription-only seven-inch singles series. ‘Slow Boy’ was originally released in 2015 by the pair on an EP curated by shoe brand Converse, called ‘CONS EP Vol. 3’. They originally wrote and performed ‘Abstract Blues’ last year for SMooCH, a benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Kim Gordon and J Mascis release two-track collaboration, Abstract Blues

Alt-rock icons Kim Gordon and J Mascis have teamed up for a new two-song single, Abstract Blues. The single has been surprise-released on Sub Pop, and is available to stream now. The first of the two tracks, Abstract Blues, was previously debuted at the virtual SMooCH benefit concert in aid...

Kim Gordon and J Mascis release 2-song collab single on Sub Pop (listen)

Longtime friends, indie rock pioneers, and collaborators Kim Gordon and J. Mascis have teamed up for a collaborative two-song Sub Pop single, "Abstract Blues" b/w "Slow Boy," and it sounds as awesome and exciting as you'd hope. You may recognize the A-side from when Kim and J debuted it during the virtual SMooCH benefit concert last year with Fred Armisen on bass and and J's son Rory on drums, but now it's got an official studio version (with J on drums) and the B-side is just as great. These are some of the most fiery vocal performances that Kim has put to tape since Sonic Youth broke up, and J fills both songs with the kind of indie rock shredding he pioneered on Dinosaur Jr's classic '80s records. Both songs rip and you can hear them both below.

Kim Gordon, J Mascis, and BNH Deluxe Share New Songs for Sub Pop Singles Club

Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) and J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.), along with electronic artist BNH Deluxe (aka John Stephen RePass), have shared new songs as a part of Sub Pop Singles Club, Vol. 6. Gordon and Mascis have shared the songs “Abstract Blues” and “Slow Boy,” while RePass has shared “Earth is Somewhere Out There” and “Turntable.” Listen to them all below.

J Mascis: ‘In the early days, venues banned us for being too loud’

With the release of Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr, the frontman reflects on the band’s rollercoaster journey. For 37 years, J Mascis has pushed the alt-rock envelope with his seminal band Dinosaur Jr, backed by a Marshall stack with his trademark Fender Jazzmaster in tow. The guitarist’s blunt-edged riffs, solos and nonchalant vocals have inspired generations. Inter-band harmony, however, hasn’t been quite so sanguine.

Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis: “Coming from drumming, the guitar was so one-dimensional. I had to find all these things to make it more dynamic and expressive“

J Mascis is one of those players whose electric guitar tone sounds so real and textured and organic that you could reach out and touch it. There's a strange magic that happens when the Dinosaur Jr frontman puts his guitars through a signal chain heavily populated by fuzz and overdrive pedals and out through a vintage guitar amplifier.

Fender to Release Signature Models for Kurt Cobain, J Mascis, Primal Scream, and Cory Wong

Fender has revealed a collection of signature guitar models for Kurt Cobain, Primal Scream, J Mascis, and Cory Wong. Commemorating the 30th anniversaries of Nirvana’s debut Nevermind is Kurt Cobain’s Jag-Stang along with a Stratocaster marking 30 years of Primal Scream’s third album Screamadelica. Additional electric models, available fall 2021, include a J Mascis Telecaster and Cory Wong Stratocaster.